Pune: NIA Raid In Kondhwa Leads to Terrorist Vehicle Seizure

Share this News:
Pune, 20th April 2024: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) conducted coordinated raids in Pune’s Kondhwa area, resulting in the seizure of vehicles believed to be linked to terrorist activities.
The raid, which commenced early Saturday morning, targeted individuals associated with extremist elements, including those linked to the ‘ISIS’ modules across India. The suspects, previously arrested from various parts of the country, had ties to Pune, leading investigators to focus on this area.
Officials have confirmed that the vehicles used by these individuals during their stay in Pune have been confiscated as part of the ongoing investigation. The action follows earlier arrests made by the Kothrud Police Station last year, revealing a conspiracy involving elements akin to the 26/11 attacks.
The NIA’s involvement stems from a wider investigation into terror networks operating within Maharashtra. The agency has been tracing links between local groups and broader extremist organizations.
Notable figures apprehended in connection with these activities include Mohammad Imran Mohammad Yusuf Khan, Mohammad Yunus Mohammad Yakub Saki, and Mohammad Shahnawaz Shafiur Rahman Alam, among others. These arrests have shed light on plans for potential attacks and illicit activities.
During the raids, a significant amount of data and incriminating materials were seized, including religious paraphernalia, drones, and weaponry. Of particular concern were images and information relating to sensitive locations, suggesting potential targets for future attacks.